JLPT: The Basics
SAt. Aug.15, 10am-12pm(N5), 2-4pm(N4)
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This JLPT explanatory workshop aims to provide learners of Japanese with an overview of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT), including its purpose, structure and scoring.  This workshop will also provide learners with the opportunity to practice answering questions using sample test questions.

The JLPT is divided into 5 levels (N1-N5) with N5 being beginner's level, and N1 being the most advanced. We are offering workshops for the first two levels, N5 and N4.

This workshop is suitable for first-time applicants, and also for previous applicants who would like information on the JLPT.

N5 Class

  •  Date: Sat., August 15 (1 meeting)
  • Time: 10:00 am – 12:00pm


N4 Class

  •  Date: Sat., August 15 (1 meeting)
  • Time: 2:00 – 4:00pm


General Information

  • Location: The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles (Miracle Mile)
  • Total hours: 2 hours
  • Fee: $20 (Textbook and handout included*)
  • Class size: 16 people


 *Textbook: "日本語能力試験公式問題集” (Nihongo Noryoku Shiken Koshiki Mondaishu)
90 page textbook with 1 CD published by Bonjinsha, and copyrighted by The Japan Foundation, and Japan Educational Exchanges and Services.  The book includes sample tests and JLPT guideline. 

Class Locations

The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles

5700 Wilshire Blvd. #100, Los Angeles, CA 90036

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Please register by clicking the blue botton below.  Do not use the red button on the left side (It goes to the registration form for JF Nihongo regular courses).  If you have any questions, please contact us. Tel:(323) 761-7510 or E-mail: jpcourse@jflalc.org.  Registration will close once the course is full.

What is the JLPT?

The Japanese-Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) is a test for non-native speakers of Japanese which evaluates and certifies their Japanese-language proficiency.  In 2014, 594,682 people took the test in 67 countries and areas worldwide.  It is the largest Japanese-language test in the world.  For general information about JLPT, visit the official world wide JLPT website.

The JLPT will be held on December 6 in the United States and the registration will start on August 24 and end on September 25.  For the details about the JLPT in the United States and the registration, visit the American Association of Teachers of Japanese (AATJ) website.

Which level is for you?

Is it your first time?  If you are wondering which level you are taking, please try sample questions.  Sample questions show the form of test items on the JLPT. The following link is for sample questions organized by level, from N1 to N5. 

Rules and Policies

1. Payment

If you choose to pay by check and your payment is not made within one week after your online registration, your registration may be cancelled.

2. Cancellation and Refund

Cancellation Deadline: Wednesday, August 12

Cancellation and refund requests must be received by e-mail (jpcourse@jflalc.org) by the cancellation deadline in order to receive a full refund. No refunds will be issued after the deadline.

3. Changes by JFLA

The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles (JFLA) may change the scheduled workshop due to unforeseen circumstances.  Workshop contents are subject to change. 

4. Cancellations by JFLA

JFLA may cancel the workshop if necessary. Applicants will be notified in advance and receive refunds.

5. Course Availability

The workshop is filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration for the workshop will close once it is filled to capacity.

6. Waiting List

Once the class becomes full, applicants may be placed on a waiting list. If space becomes available, applicants will be enrolled in the class. If space does not become available after the cancellation deadline, JFLA will refund your payment in full.

*For more details about the JLPT, please visit http://www.jflalc.org/jlpt.html